A southern US rock band, famed for the track 'Freebird', but show a depth and insight that is sadly overlooked by many
see also Lynyrd Skynyrd Hat
The Ballad of Curtis Lowe is a classic example of Skynyrd at their best.
A bite or bruise raised on the body of a sexual partner during love making. Also known as a hicky
when visable on the neck
She was wild. I woke up with a love bite that streached from my belly to my shoulder and back again!!!
The endless sprawl of identikit mass produced housing that surrounds most towns and cities in the western world. Lacking the rural tranquility of the countryside and the spirit, history and community of the inner cities they are designe to enduce a life numbing stupor into it's inhabitents to keep the 'prolls' under control. Also known as concrete deserts, they are the loneliest, most soul destroying and down right dull places on the face of the planet.
Whitchurch (Bristol UK), Enfield (London), Solihull (Birmingham), Cheedle (Manchester) etc etc etc
A british obsession
Us brits have more words for tea than eskimos have for snow.
Tea, char, brew, rosey, cuppa.... the list really is endless.
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal
A movement in British rock. To get the full picture you have to understand that the 1976/77 punk explosion drove a lot of mainstream rock bands underground, many of them didn't survive. However the fanbase remained and in pubs and clubs in working class areas such as East London, Newcastle on Tyne and the West Midlands new bands started to form taking on the musician ship of the older 'dinosaur' rock outfits, but using the new punk method of doing things; brash attitudes, agressive sounds, self management / control etc.
The punk movement in the UK started to run out of steam as a mainstream musical form in the summer of 1979 and the new metal bands started to emerge from the pubs and clubs. Early examples were Saxon, Magnum and Raven. They were joined in 1980 by acts that were to become household names - Iron Maiden, Def Leppard etc.
NWOBHM was a very broad church that embrassed art rock (Pallas / Haze), glam (Wrathchild / Tygertailz), Early death and proto-thrash (Venom / Warfare) etc, as well as countless denim and leather bands. (Angelwitch / Demon
The excepted period for NWOBHM is summer 1979 to autumn 1985. After this point NWOBHM became a tag to refer to bands in the Iron Maiden / Judas Preist vien (Marshall Law / Strangeways / Idol Rich)
The style has since influenced most modern forms of rock and metal.
The term was originally coined by Malcome Dome in the April '79 issue of 'Sounds' magazine.
A union of four nations, England, Scotland, wales and Northern Ireland. Former world super power. But thanks to largely friendly links with it's former colonies still can hold a lot of clout over international opinion.
With in these nations there is a very rich cultural, historical and enthic diversity that attracts over 35 million visitors a year.
Sadly it's population are now mainly disillusioned with its internal political system and as a result we have a very pro Bush government ruling a very anti bush population. However the British people have their own way of dealing with their rogue leaders.
2.5 million people marched through London against Britains involvement in Gulf war 2 and other marches the same day involved another 4 million people. There wishes were ignored. A price Blair is now paying at the ballot box.
A musical term. A stroke in drumming where the stick is whipped down hard on the rim of the snare drum to give a resounding smack.
Man have you heard Cozy Powell play. Nobody can do a rim shot like him.